A podcast will have a running order which communicates to everyone involved what is planned and what is happening. The running order starts out the prospects owned by the producer which also keeps everyone informed about the progress of the show’s production.
Recording away from the studio. There are all sorts of reasons why you would record outside. A podcast episode can benefit from changes in tone and atmosphere. Reporting from a place rather than just about a place can give context to the story. It can add new textures and make the episode more interesting.
“Having an intention is really important. The intention [of The Radio Stuff Podcast] was and is to connect radio lovers around the world and share great ideas and be as positive about the radio industry as we can. It’s really about following our curiosities and talking to interesting people.” This section asks you to identify the purpose of your podcast. If you like, leave it for now and come back once you have read the rest of the book. The purpose will always be central to whatever you do.
This is an introduction to radio and podcast production. Radio and audio podcasts are not exactly the same thing, each have unique factors, but there is a shared core to their production.
As we reach episode 21 … this is the story so far. Now the podcast is part of a project with two books Podcasting for Communities and Podcasting for Student Journalists.
Along with this blog they are a guide for anyone who wants learn to produce podcasts or community radio. I’ve looked at production strategies such as structure, technical challenges, organising a production team, podcast platforms, community management and purpose
I have been listening to a lot of good stuff recently and I should share more often.
For now I’m going to mention two, one a BBC Radio Drama the other a long standing US podcast.
A report by the Knight Foundation about podcasting and on-demand radio “From Airwaves to Earbuds”. With Knight Foundation partners, both public broadcasters, supported by grants, and for-profit companies, which received investments from the Knight Enterprise Fund who provide insight into the fast growing area of podcasting.
With some 40 year’s experience in journalism, Barbara McCann has worked in radio, TV and print. She talks about interviewing and her approach to getting answers.
As an anchor on the BBC News channel, Maxine Mawhinney probably spends more time interviewing than anything else. The interviewees will be in the studio or remote – somewhere else in the country or really, anywhere in the world. Maxine shares tips on interviewing and presenting.
A friend – a journalist with decades of experience – asked me about starting a podcast – but nothing too complicated. She needed a simple podcasting tool that didn’t require a lot of setting up, carrying equipment, or lots of faffing around.
It was a follow up to some information I had sent a Slovene journalist who was writing about fake news. He came back with some very simple questions (below). Why does fake news take sometimes and not take other times?
Last week I gave a lecture at the university of Ljubljana about post-fact, post-truth, hyperpartisan Facebook pages and the resurrection of fact-checking. It was timely. The obsession of the media – well, the part of the US media that gets fed into my Twitter and Facebook feeds – all through last week has been with fact-checking. Here are some excerpts from the lecture
About 20 years ago some of us had our first experience building websites with Angelfire and Geocities. They gave ordinary untrained people their first chance to be creative on the web. Yes, many of the early websites we built were ugly – well, mine were. They were certainly unplanned and a bit embarrassing. As people Read more about Why should communities podcast?[…]
This is my new project; Podcasting for Communities It is a book, podcast, blog, lectures (if anyone will have me) and training (if anyone requests it). All are intended for people, groups, organisations, teams and community organisations who want to learn about podcast and radio production. Perhaps they want to promote their activities, perhaps they want Read more about Podcasting for Communities[…]
In the book Podcasting for Communities, I outline five essential skills a podcaster or a radio production team need to perfect: writing … reading … interviewing … recording … and editing. In this edition of the Podcasting For … podcast, Larry talks about how he taught himself to write a script, what he has learned Read more about Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast[…]
Driven away from morning radio current affairs in this run up to the referendum by lies, exaggerations, appalling condescension and guesses presented as fact, I am re-discovering podcasts. Here are some favourites that have brightened my mornings and evenings now that Today and PM are abandoned.
Good advice for journalists of any age.
TNW’s top tips for becoming a better writer – link
It is not so much that streaming video is the future. It’s easy navigation to find it that is the future.
I spend a lot of the week looking for stories about journalism, technology that supports it and how it’s all changing
A pick of the stories I have read this week about stories, news, journalism and social media
I came across Anchor last week. I read it was “Twitter for radio”. That combines my two favourite platforms.
First impressions – excellent. Welcomed by a “real person” with a “real message” and found a couple of other people who I know from Twitter.
a Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) report says that Serbian Government pressure, state funding for favoured outlets and self-censorship have all contributed to a worsening in Serbia’s media landscape.
This week the Wall Street Journal publishing on Snapchat and the move of The Independent to online only,
Interview with Ivan Novak also known as Saliger, a founding member of Slovenian band Laibach on their 35 anniversary and on his return from North Korea concerts.
How is technology impacting on Journalism? The question could be asked at least once a week and each week there would be even more information to add to the answer.
The RAJAR quarterly radio audience report just published shows that among Northern Ireland’s radio stations the BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle combo again leads the pack with 538000 listeners (reach 36%). COOL FM’s reach is up from 37% to 39% with 391000 listeners. RAJAR reports “In Northern Ireland, U105 has recorded its best ever reach, with 237,000 listeners Read more about Latest Audience Listening Figures in Northern Ireland[…]
The Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) annual survey has just been published. “RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings show.” the Irish Times reports. Journal.ie which has an extensive and detailed report headlines “RTÉ Radio Read more about Latest Audience Listening Figures in Ireland[…]
I was talking to my Journalism students today and yesterday about the impact of technology on journalism and how journalism is changing. Although I’m supposed to be teaching radio production, I expect I will be dropping in the odd thought and idea on the changing role of the journalist and journalism and the future of Read more about Some links for DBS (and any other ) Journalism Students[…]
This website from Berkley [http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/garageband-basic-editing/] is an excellent simple step by step introduction to editing speech on Garageband. These two YouTube videos are useful, too. “GarageBand Tutorial 1: Edit an Audio File” And “Editing Audio Files in GarageBand” is pretty good